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2016 Acura ILX vs. 2014 Nissan Maxima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Acura ILX than in the Nissan Maxima, due to the Acura ILX's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura ILX as you will with the Nissan Maxima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura ILX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Maxima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Acura ILX is much higher than that for the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Nissan Maxima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Acura ILX is slightly shorter than the Nissan Maxima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Acura ILX has much less torque than the Nissan Maxima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura ILX has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Maxima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Maxima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Nissan Maxima. The Acura ILX has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Maxima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX than that of the Nissan Maxima.

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2016 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*: $27,900

2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 25 19
Highway MPG: 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,275 $28,988 - $31,845

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